The Gift of Jurisdiction - Our Island Province - Report on the Lands Protection Act
The Commissioner, Horace Carver, QC, was appointed under the Public Inquiries Act to inquire into, examine, conduct research, consult with Islanders, and make recommendations related to the Land Protection Act.
The Commissioner was directed to examine, inquire into, and report regarding:
- The adequacy of existing aggregate land holding limits given changes in agriculture, provincial land use and ownership trends, and rural communities;
- Options for reducing red tape and regulatory requirements while ensuring that the Act can be effectively administered and enforced;
- Legislative concerns that arose involving such issues as land holding limits as they apply to utilities; application thresholds as they apply to multiple owners; and the information and deeming requirements for nonprofit corporations; and
- Any other matter that the Commissioner deemed appropriate to review and bring to the attention of Executive Council.